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Gone fishing.

Yes, yes. Something for the new year. Still tweaking a bit here and there, so bear with me.

This process has became very much more troublesome since I moved from Blogger to Textpattern. Too many functions to remember, but with it comes a lot of flexibility as well.

Well. I made a new layout. Added new plugins.

Yet to update the ‘About’ page though.

I moved the sidebar to the bottom – I am not in favour of the boxy 3×3 sections way down there. It also makes for plenty of unnecessary scrolling just to get to the bottom of the page – perhaps I will only make one article show up on the front page. Hmm.

Two prominent plugins I have implemented here are:

  • Rob Sable’s Livearchives – a more interactive way of looking through the archives;
  • Rob Sable’s Livesearch – a handy tool for those who actually utilise the search function (although I doubt there is any need for it, really).

I have half a mind to include more plugins, but we shall see how it goes.

As usual, if you notice anything out of the usual (or obviously very, very wrong), just drop me a note.

Edit: More or less done. Will see how this one-entry-per-page thing will work out.

Details of this entry.Saturday, December 31, 2005, filed under Announcements.
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  1. Testing.

    Gah, comments space has shrunk. Can’t. Fix.

    Strizzt | 31/12/05 04:57 PM



  2. Yay.

    Strizzt | 31/12/05 06:58 PM



  3. Red, Green and Gold – very Christmasy colours for the New Year update!

    The new layout looks good and works well here (using Firefox), except the link to skies.insatiably.net, but I guess I know the reason for that :)

    Happy New Year to you and your site visitors.

    Tim Frost | 01/01/06 03:24 AM



  4. Tim – Yep! Before I start skies.insatiably.net, I must first revive Rayglass…

    Happy New Year to you too. :)

    Strizzt | 01/01/06 10:21 AM



  5. Great new design! Much warmer. However, I think the bottom area is kinda weird as it’s smaller than the top … makes it very ‘top’ heavy. it would be nice if you put a space in between the top and bottom ‘squares’.

    Shom Teoh | 01/01/06 05:36 PM



  6. Actually, I like how everything looks. Even the 3×3 sort of fits…and its organized too.

    happy new year strizzt (i got that spelling right, right? :D )

    nmj | 01/01/06 06:23 PM



  7. looks great, but i prefer having all the recent entries on one page. this makes referring to recent comments that much more difficult.

    soporific | 01/01/06 06:42 PM



  8. Shom – The difference in size is meant to er… differentiate between the main ‘box’ and the secondary ‘box’. :D But yeah, I get what you mean about the imbalance part.

    nmj – You’re back (and you got the spelling right :P)! I think I’m going to make it a 3×1 later or something, heh heh.

    Soporific – So do I. I think I’m going to change it back to listing 7 of the latest entries.

    Strizzt | 01/01/06 09:10 PM



  9. Hey, I really like those additions to the entries like Sightings, Category, etc… very very spiffy. Pity that I don’t have the patience to learn how to do such things to my blog :| Anyway, great job!

    Tiffany | 04/01/06 05:17 PM



  10. Tiffany – Thanks. :D I’m afraid the Sightings section will be very under-utilised… heh. Still learning to play around with the abilities of Textpattern though.

    Strizzt | 04/01/06 08:35 PM



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